Symposium Speaker: David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAP, FACP

Dr. Kaelber is a practicing internist, pediatrician, Vice-President of Health Informatics, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the MetroHealth System.  Dr. Kaelber is also Professor in the CWRU Department of Internal Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  MetroHealth is an integrated health system and a primary teaching site for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  Since the late 1990s, MetroHealth has been at the forefront in adopting electronic health records to advance high quality clinical care in the Cleveland area.  Under Dr. Kaelber's leadership, MetroHealth implemented Care Everywhere, a health information exchange program that enables MetroHealth to share patient information with other healthcare systems in the United States.  And, in 2011, Dr. Kaelber was instrumental in the development and launch of MyChart, the personal care health record complement of MetroHealth's EHR (Epic).  Dr. Kaelber's research interests are rooted in pediatric populations where he has used EHR data to identify previously under-diagnosed hypertension patients and to monitor obesity trends over time.  This work earned Dr. Kaelber recognition by the American Heart Association as one of the top ten breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke medicine in 2007.  More broadly, Dr. Kaelber's research interests span EHRs, clinical decision support, use of EHRs in chronic disease detection and management, personal health records, and medical informatics.

Recent Publications

  1. Birabaharan, M, Kaelber, DC, Karris, MY. Risk of Herpes Zoster Reactivation After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination: A Cohort Study. J Am Acad Dermatol 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34826538 PubMed Central PMC8608757.
  2. Birabaharan, M, Strunk, A, Kaelber, DC, Smith, DM, Martin, TCS. Sex differences in type 2 diabetes mellitus prevalence among persons with HIV: a cross-sectional analysis. AIDS 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34750292 .
  3. Hossain, R, Zhao, F, Michenkova, M, Kaelber, D, Tarabichi, Y. Trends in racial disparities of emergency department utilization for asthma in coronavirus disease 2019. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34653604 PubMed Central PMC8506577.
  4. Kurin, M, Elangovan, A, Alikhan, MM, Al Dulaijan, B, Silver, E, Kaelber, DC, Cooper, G. Irritable bowel syndrome is strongly associated with the primary and idiopathic mast cell disorders. Neurogastroenterol Motil 2021; : e14265. PubMed PMID:34535952 .
  5. Tarabichi, Y, Cheng, A, Bar-Shain, D, McCrate, BM, Reese, LH, Emerman, C, Siff, J, Wang, C, Kaelber, DC, Watts, B et al.. Improving Timeliness of Antibiotic Administration Using a Provider and Pharmacist Facing Sepsis Early Warning System in the Emergency Department Setting: A Randomized Controlled Quality Improvement Initiative. Crit Care Med 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34415866 .
  6. Dalton, JE, Gunzler, DD, Jain, V, Perzynski, AT, Dawson, NV, Einstadter, D, Tarabichi, Y, Imrey, PB, Lewis, M, Kattan, MW et al.. Mechanisms of socioeconomic differences in COVID-19 screening and hospitalizations. PLoS One 2021; 16 (8): e0255343. PubMed PMID:34351971 PubMed Central PMC8341486.
  7. Frintner, MP, Kaelber, DC, Kirkendall, ES, Lourie, EM, Somberg, CA, Lehmann, CU. The Effect of Electronic Health Record Burden on Pediatricians' Work-Life Balance and Career Satisfaction. Appl Clin Inform 2021; 12 (3): 697-707. PubMed PMID:34341980 PubMed Central PMC8328745.
  8. Singer, ME, Taub, IB, Kaelber, DC. Risk of Myocarditis from COVID-19 Infection in People Under Age 20: A Population-Based Analysis. medRxiv 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34341797 PubMed Central PMC8328065.
  9. Vernon, LT, Teng, KA, Kaelber, DC, Heintschel, GP, Nelson, S. Time to integrate oral health screening into medicine? A survey of primary care providers of older adults and an evidence-based rationale for integration. Gerodontology 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34050554 .
  10. Ullah, F, Kaelber, DC. Using Large Aggregated De-Identified Electronic Health Record Data to Determine the Prevalence of Common Chronic Diseases in Pediatric Patients Who Visited Primary Care Clinics. Acad Pediatr 2021; 21 (6): 1084-1093. PubMed PMID:34022428 .
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Dr. Kaelber on Twitter

Dr. Kaelber on Twitter

@InfoCybrarian many seniors do use; we also allow proxies with patient permission; do not forget phone and letters/postcards too.

@InfoCybrarian blood pressure increases with age, but the standards are more specific/descriptive for children.

@InfoCybrarian It sounded like postcards were being used to reach this group. Retweeted by David Kaelber

@InfoCybrarian in our socioeconomically diverse population we see that most people have smart phones.

The Kaelber Lab Website

Curriculum vitae